Continuing on the earlier posts (I should say, the decision was not about the two jackets but about two styles of jacket).
I completely agree about the learning aspect (though some lessons are costlier than others). There is, I suppose, an evolution of one's conception, so long as one is willing to learn. We talked about rules in the Lounge thread, but the point of rules and "rules" is to provide constraints within which we operate and vary our choices. Within that, I think there is much room for aesthetic enjoyment and play, which must result from trying things out. So I very much endorse what you say. For me, the decision was not about which of the two jackets to choose (the Jort fits my "cleaner" lines center point on jackets...I like them cut that way and my torso mostly can take it), but on how to decide between the two styles, especially given resource constraints. What I'm gravitating to is that for the three winter tweeds I want next (blue/grey herringbone, some rust/brown (more rust than brown), and some green cloth, perhaps donegal), I would prefer the more voluminous feel of the Formosa.
Edited by TweedyProf - 9/4/15 at 6:53am